Jennifer and EllenThe Great 'American Idol' Shakeup is moving full speed ahead following Thursday night's bombshell that Ellen DeGeneres is leaving the show. Now, there are reports Jennifer Lopez -- no stranger to 'Idol' judging rumors -- is close to inking a deal to replace the departing DeGeneres.

Though Team Lopez and FOX officials have not yet commented, a Deadline Hollywood source claims the singer's manager has been working on the deal "under the utmost secrecy" for a month. The AP is reporting the same, citing a person familiar with the negotiations.